WWE NXT Results (7/20/16)
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show starts with a video package on tonight's three big matches. "It's fight night on NXT." Tom Phillips & Corey Graves welcome us to the show from commentary as we continue this exciting week in WWE.
Rhyno makes his way to the ring for the opening match. Rhyno surprisingly returned two weeks ago and challenged Joe to a match last week. NXT Champion Samoa Joe enters next. This is Joe's first televised match since TakeOver: The End.
Rhyno vs. Samoa Joe
Rhyno hits the ropes before the big men lock up and shove off each other. Another lock up, Rhyno counters with a quick left arm hold. Rhyno tries for a shoulderblock but Joe stands still. Rhyno runs the ropes and finally takes Joe down with the third attempt. Rhyno chops Joe's chest in the corner. Joe fires back with chops of his own. Joe nails an enziguri in a corner to take Rhyno to the mat.
Joe throws several right hands, and follows it by tossing Rhyno in the corner again. Rhyno gets to his feet for more chops, but gets dropped with an elbow to the face, cover. They continue to trade shots until Rhyno is whipped shoulder-first into a turnbuckle. Joe chops the back before landing an elbow drop, cover. Joe clenches down on the right shoulder with a claw.
Joe does an atomic drop, followed by a boot, but Rhyno dodges the elbow drop. They trade more blows in the center of the ring. Rhyno hits a couple clotheslines to knock the champ off his feet. Rhyno tosses Joe with a belly to belly. Joe kicks Rhyno to counter a Gore. Joe plants Rhyno and applies the Clutch to submit the Man Beast.
Winner: Samoa Joe - by submission (6:17)
Phillips & Graves hype the main event between Bayley and Nia Jax. Backstage, NXT Women's Champion Asuka is asked who should prefers to face. Asuka says she fights both and concludes the interview with a smile.
We see a video package highlighting the six NXT draft picks to Raw and SmackDown. Finn Balor and Nia Jax were drafted to Raw, while American Alpha, Alexa Bliss, Mojo Rawley, and Carmella were drafted to SmackDown.
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable make their way to the ring but get attacked on the stage by the Authors of Pain. Jordan was knocked off the ramp before Gable got tossed aside. Officials come out to check on American Alpha. Paul Ellering steps out to the stage and follows his men down to the ring.
We see a replay of the assault. William Regal is now out to check on the fallen tag team. Gable shoves people aside, signaling he's ready. They run to the ring and a brawl ensues. Gable pulls the ropes down to allow one to fall, while Jordan manages to toss the other out.
American Alpha vs. The Authors of Pain
The bell rings and Jordan starts the match with an arm drag to the tattooed guy. Gable tags in quickly, back out. Jordan spears. American Alpha does a double bridging Northern Lights suplex. The other AoP comes in with a bear hug. Gable gets squashed between the two. Tattooed guy is legal again. He applies a bear hug in the center. Gable gets planted into the heel corner, allowing the other guy to tag in.
Tattooed AoP comes back in with another bear hug. Gable attempts a roll up, but gets free and tags Jordan. Jason punches both men, clothesline to tattoo guy and a huge suplex to the other. The straps are down as tattoo guy gets suplexed and covered for only one. Jordan gets flap-jacked into the top rope. Gable tags in and takes down tattoo guy. Somehow he suplexes him over his shoulders, two count. Jordan pulls non-tattoo guy out of the ring to prevent their finisher. Tattoo guy gets trapped in an ankle lock by Gable. Jordan flies out of the ring onto the guy he pulled out to break AoP up.
Gable gets cut short and swung right into the LED board on the apron. Jordan is sent head-first into the ring steps after tattoo guy sidesteps him. Tattoo guy grabs Gable and The Authors of Pain finish him with the big clothesline for the win.
Winners: The Authors of Pain - by pinfall (6:31)
Dash & Dawson are interviewed backstage about what's next for The Revival. Dash says perhaps a thank you letter for The Authors of Pain breaking down American Alpha. Dawson says they once again proved they are the greatest tag team on this planet. Dawson says there's no tag team that's beaten us or can beat them. Gargano & Ciampa walk up to remind them that they did beat The Revival. Gargano says "tick tock, boys" before walking away. The Revival clank titles to end the segment.
Bayley is shown warming up backstage for tonight's main event.
We see a video package hyping the return of Hideo Itami in two weeks.
Former Tough Enough competitor Patrick Clark is in the ring. Austin Aries makes his way to the ring for the next match. Footage is shown of Aries assaulting No Way Jose last month.
Patrick Clark vs. Austin Aries
The match starts with a lock up. Aries works the left arm, twisting it around a few times. Clark rolls through and tosses Aries over his shoulder with an arm drag. Aries clubs Clark several times in the corner. Aries nails a corner dropkick. Clark clubs Aries. Patrick goes to launch himself off the ropes but gets hit with a rolling elbow. Aries flips Clark into Last Chancery for the win.
Winner: Austin Aries - by submission (1:53)
No Way Jose hits the ring to attack Aries. Austin is tossed over the top rope and Jose follows him, unloading with punches. Officials try to separate them, but Jose is furious and relentless. Aries gets space and runs through the crowd.
Nia Jax makes her way out to the ring for the main event. Bayley enters last.
Nia Jax vs. Bayley
Nia runs right at Bayley, but Bayley dodges her. Bayley gets trapped in the corner, but sidesteps her again. Bayley almost gets caught, but slips away again. Bayley jumps on Jax with a side headlock. Jax bucks her off into the corner. Bayley whips the left arm around, but Jax counters with a wrist lock. Bayley twists Nia's arm up in the ropes. Bayley spears Jax into the corner and goes on top with punches. Bayley kicks Jax out of the corner. Jax catches her and drops Bayley with Snake Eyes.
Bayley gets sent into the middle rope before rolling out of the rope. Bayley dives back in before the four count. Jax holds Bayley's throat against the top rope. Bayley rolls out of the way of an elbow drop. Bayley gets to her feet with punches. She manages to slam Nia against the top turnbuckle several times. Jax grabs Bayley and viciously tosses her across the ring before kicking her all the way out.
Jax is still dominating Bayley as we come back from break. Bayley tries throwing elbows before connecting with a corner splash. Jax drops Bayley with a backbreaker, cover. Bayley gets back in the ring before the ten count. Jax clubs her back, knocking her down again. Bayley counters, tossing Jax to the outside. Bayley nails a flying clothesline from the apron. Nia delivers a knee before running into the ring steps as Bayley moves. Both women get back in the ring. Bayley ties Jax up in the ropes for a neckbreaker and dropkick. Jax gets free but eats corner spears.
Jax counters the big elbow with a knee to the back. Jax spears the ring post, allowing Bayley to knee her several times on the apron. Bayley goes up top as Nia is still on her feet. Crossbody connects, nearfall. Bayley manages to roll Nia up from sitting on her shoulders. Jax runs right over Bayley, knocking her straight down. Jax drops Bayley with a jackhammer, nearfall. Nia can't believe she kicked out. The crowd comes alive as Jax goes for a leg drop. Jax drags Bayley to the corner as Nia goes up top. Bayley gets up and hits a Bayley to Belly for the win!
Winner: Bayley - by pinfall (13:35)